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Would you like to uncover the forgotten, lost or hidden heritage and history of some of Moray's inhabitants who lived and died before the United States of America existed, or even when Scotland was still a Kingdom?

YES? - then this may be for you.
For further info and how to join us, visit our 'Contact Us' Page

Our voluntary group was formed in 2003 with the task of surveying every burial ground in Moray, which also includes part of the old county of Banff. This is a monumental task as there are some 140 burial sites, both public and private to be studied!

MBGRG is a full member of the
Scottish Association of Family History Societies, and we work in consultation with Historic Scotland, Moray Council, and the Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historic Monuments of Scotland

The published results of our research should benefit genealogists, family, local and social historians, as well as archaeologists, and other disciplines. The Group has received financial support from various sources, including grants from the National Lottery "Awards for All" scheme and Moray Council.

A great deal of our work is carried on behind the scenes, including historical research in various archival centres, but most of our recording work takes place in churchyards and cemeteries. We plot every tombstone onto a site plan, accurately record the full inscription, and take photographic records (and scale drawings where necessary). These are taken for accuracy checks, as well as archival and illustration purposes.

Using specific MBGRG methodology, we also search for buried tombstones up to approximately 15 cms below the grass surface. After full recording, these stones are then covered up again for safety and preservation purposes.

For a list of all sites we have researched or are researching, see 'Research Progress', or the Burial Ground Research Status Map .

Help us to create a new awareness of generations long departed.

I hope you enjoy browsing or searching our Web Site.

Keith L Mitchell, FSA Scot, MBGRG, Chairman


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